Friday, December 31, 2010

Do it Differently

I have long proclaimed New Year's Eve to be my least favorite holiday of the year.  All of the other big holidays tend to be about family, but New Year's is about partying with friends.  This is challenging when you don't particularly like to party, and the vast majority of your closest friends live far away.

I've spent most of the last 5 New Year's Eve's alone, and tonight won't be any different.

However, this year I've decided that lonely and melancholy can take a hike!

I'm quite looking forward to a quiet evening alone at mom and dad's (my parent's are going to a party - they have more of a social life than me - how funny is that!)

My plans for the evening involve a Top Chef marathon on the Food Network, maybe a funny movie or some Grey's Anatomy on DVD, Vietnamese take out, cozy pajamas, writing, reflecting, dreaming, a cup of tea, puttering around online, maybe painting my toenails, and maybe even a bubble bath.

I'm actually almost giddy with anticipation at the prospect of a nice evening in, alone, with a show I like being played in marathon format on the Food Network, and just chilling and having time to be peaceful and reflect and pray and plan for the year to come.

This is a day that finds me smiling, and not dreading the evening ahead.  I don't know when that happened, but I'm rather delighted to be doing it differently this year!

Stay tuned tonight for the final reverb 10 post, the final daily 5 post of 2010, and tomorrow for posts about my one little word, and plans for the year to come!


Excited to Change said...

I agree with your thoughts completely on New Years. It is typically about the parties and such.
It sound like you have great plans for your new years. Who can go wrong with Vietnamese food. Yum!!!!!
ANd being alone is what you make of it. Its a whole different perspective in it. It doesn't have to be lonely.
I'll be spending my New Years alone as well, it's not a bad thing though! Though i am jealous of the Vietnamese that you get.
Happy New Year Lisa.

Anonymous said...

Happy 1.1.11 Wishing you New Year joy and blessings. Glad that lonely and melancholy are taking a hike! Thankful that you have some great plans for this 'boundary day'. Enjoy every last and first moment that comes your way.